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43 quizzes and 480 trivia questions.
1.
  Classic Science Fiction Novels I   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've been reading SF for the last 65 years, and I thought I'd share some of my favourite books with you in the form of this quiz. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, Southendboy, May 10 23
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May 10 23
196 plays
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  Do You Know Where You're Going To?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
No I don't. I'm lost amid a sea of planets, stars and asteroids, marooned on strange worlds. Please help me find out where I am so I can get home again.
Tough, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Jun 06 16
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  Wars of the Worlds   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's pleasant to dream that the future will be a time of peace and enlightenment -- but, if science fiction is any guide, this will not be the case. Let's explore the history of ten SF wars of the worlds.
Tough, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Nov 16 13
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371 plays
4.
  What Planet am I from?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One characteristic of science fiction is that events often happen in places other than our planet Earth. Given the name of a main character and a brief synopsis of a story or series, can you remember what planet was involved?
Tough, 10 Qns, Julia103, Aug 31 10
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497 plays
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  She Blinded Me with Science Fiction    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Science fiction has often been considered a male-dominated genre. This quiz highlights many award-winning women SF authors.
Average, 10 Qns, Julia103, Nov 21 14
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Julia103 gold member
347 plays
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  Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Novels (Part 2)    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Post Apocalyptic fiction continues to be popular. There are hundreds of titles in this subgenre which makes being an "expert" something of a challenge. Are you one of these special few "experts?"
Tough, 20 Qns, lambchops76, Sep 06 08
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lambchops76
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  How Widely Read Are You?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Science fiction isn't just one series or one book. These different authors all wrote many books. So do you know which ones?
Tough, 10 Qns, TCEB, Oct 12 22
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TCEB
Oct 12 22
850 plays
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  I Know What You're Thinking    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The group or hive mind is a favourite Science Fiction topic. Here are just a few examples.
Tough, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Sep 04 10
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337 plays
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  Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Novels    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
There are probably hundreds of books written about apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, and dystopic worlds where people are charged with surviving under the harshest of situations.
Tough, 20 Qns, lambchops76, Oct 05 21
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lambchops76
Oct 05 21
635 plays
10.
  A Stroke of Genius   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Science Fiction books are an excellent place to find geniuses and mad scientists. Here is a selection. WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS
Tough, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Aug 17 10
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StarStruck60
292 plays
11.
  Red Pill, Blue Pill    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many sci-fi authors over the years have used various diseases and toxins as plot devices. How many of these fictional "nasties", and some fictional cures, have you heard of?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Aug 30 09
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Rowena8482 gold member
356 plays
12.
  Which End of the World is This?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I describe the plot of an "end of the world" book; all you have to do is decide which one it is.
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Jan 17 10
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Rowena8482 gold member
549 plays
13.
  The Plurality of Worlds    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The debate on whether intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe has gone on for a long time. Centuries ago, the idea was called 'the plurality of worlds' - and the arguments over it form the very earliest works of science fiction.
Difficult, 10 Qns, CellarDoor, Jun 26 01
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592 plays
14.
  Rubbish Superheroes   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Superheroes aren't always all-powerful beings, harmed only by lumps of green rock. Some who have appeared in publications over the years are frankly ridiculous. Which of the below are real, and which did I make up?
Tough, 10 Qns, Islingtonian, Jul 13 11
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Islingtonian
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15.
  Joy to the Jovian    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The ten science fiction books featured in this quiz all involve the planet Jupiter or its moons in some way. How many of them do you remember?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Dec 05 13
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Rowena8482 gold member
256 plays
16.
  First Contact    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
First contact with an alien species is a staple of science fiction.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Aug 13 10
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Christinap
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17.
  Root for the Home Team    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Home Team in question being us, the Human Race. How many of these tales of alien invasion and brave human resistance do you know?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Aug 04 11
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262 plays
18.
  Xenobiology, Xenophobia, Xenophily    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many science fiction authors have featured alien races, and their interactions with humans, in their work over the years. How many of these ten examples do you remember?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Oct 03 11
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Rowena8482 gold member
332 plays
19.
  The Walls Are Alive!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Not only the walls, but spaceships, buildings, and other things usually considered inanimate can come to life in science-fiction novels. How many of these examples can you remember?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Aug 13 10
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Rowena8482 gold member
262 plays
20.
  Where Angels (Still) Fear to Tread    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When the end of the world comes, the "lucky few" will have a place of safety to retreat into. What happens when they, or their descendants, eventually emerge into a very different world?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Dec 14 11
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Rowena8482 gold member
220 plays
21.
  Left Behind...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
... and other tales of the "End of the World" - How many of these apocalyptic tales do you remember?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Dec 27 12
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Rowena8482 gold member
229 plays
22.
  The Martians Are Coming    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Mars and Martians has fascinated Science Fiction writers for over 100 years. Here is a selection of tales from the red planet.
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, Aug 17 10
Tough
Christinap
346 plays
23.
  Place Names in Sci Fi & Fantasy Literature    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I shall give you the names of some locations, and you shall identify the book or series from which those locations are drawn. For instance, if I give you "Emerald City, Munchkinland, Winkie Country" you would choose "Wizard of Oz."
Tough, 15 Qns, JoshCaleb12, Jul 04 05
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JoshCaleb12
596 plays
24.
  Time Flies Like an Arrow    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the novels in this quiz feature some kind of time travel in the plot. How many of them can you remember?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Feb 19 10
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Rowena8482 gold member
387 plays
25.
  Z - Not Just for Zachariah    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each of the books in this quiz have a character or title whose name begins with Z. How many of them do you know?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Jan 02 21
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Rowena8482 gold member
Jan 02 21
241 plays
26.
  What If    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You were a total sci-fi fanatic? Could you spot some of the classic and most popular books of the genre given just one little clue? Well, can you? Try these...
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Oct 02 10
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Rowena8482 gold member
360 plays
27.
  Ticket to Ride    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How many of these sci-fi ships - space or otherwise - do you know?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Aug 09 10
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Rowena8482 gold member
354 plays
28.
  Heinlein, Herbert and Aldiss    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert and Brian Aldiss, three giants of science fiction. From the brief plot description can you identify which one wrote the book, or was it someone else entirely?
Tough, 10 Qns, Christinap, Aug 16 14
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Christinap
241 plays
29.
  Science Metafiction    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All the sci-fi books in this quiz fall into the category of metafiction too - how many of them do you remember?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Aug 30 10
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Rowena8482 gold member
276 plays
30.
  Whatever Tomorrow Brings    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How many of these sci-fi tomorrows can you remember?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Jan 07 11
Tough
Rowena8482 gold member
337 plays
31.
  Let's Hear it for the Girls    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although the genre is often considered "boy's stuff", the ten books featured in this quiz feature strong female characters from some amazing sci-fi adventures.
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Aug 27 10
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Rowena8482 gold member
297 plays
32.
  More Science Fiction First Lines    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you remember which science fiction books the following first lines are from? Some are from 'Young Adult' fiction.
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Oct 25 07
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Rowena8482 gold member
765 plays
33.
  Short Stories in SF    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Short stories are a fine way to explore a single idea. This quiz is about some of the classics, so don't expect modern SF. However, on the bright side, some of the stories are out of copyright and available online.
Tough, 10 Qns, cave_draco, Mar 01 12
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203 plays
34.
  Sci-Fi, but Not in Space    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although Science Fiction is often associated with rocket ships and outer space, the action in these questions all takes place firmly on the surface of one planet or another. How many of them do you remember?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Aug 06 10
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920 plays
35.
  Jolly Splendid SF, Fantasy and 'Stuff' Quiz 1    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This is a Science Fiction and Fantasy quiz for those of you that think you really know the subject. Most of the questions are literary based, most of them relate to Science Fiction or Fantasy.
Difficult, 25 Qns, Tielhard, Jan 16 12
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Tielhard
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36.
  Sci-Fi in Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some questions about sci-fi in literature. All these titles are great reads.
Tough, 10 Qns, awkins, Jul 17 13
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awkins
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37.
  Rulers of the Realm In Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many Science Fiction and Fantasy novels involve the kings, queens, or other rulers of fantastic realms. This quiz asks you to identify either the ruler of a particular place, or the place a particular person rules. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, JoshCaleb12, Nov 13 04
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JoshCaleb12
345 plays
38.
  Opening Lines    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
In order to play this quiz, you have to have a wide variety of fantasy/science fiction knowledge. The quiz works like so: I give you the first line of a book, and you tell me what book it is from. Good Luck!
Tough, 15 Qns, LuthienT, Feb 12 16
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39.
  Do You Know Your Books?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is for all you bookworms out there who read sci-fi or fantasy. Some of them are pretty tough if you haven't read the books, but I trust you'll enjoy yourselves anyway. Remember, if you're unsure of an answer, simple process of elimination. Enjoy!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Beamer, Mar 17 01
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40.
  Opening Lines of Sci-Fi Classics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How quickly can you recognize a classic? You are given the opening line of a famous work of science fiction, and then are required to answer which book it is from.
Tough, 10 Qns, foulweather, Jan 23 06
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foulweather
656 plays
41.
  Doctor Who Novelisations - An Unearthly Child    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There have been many "Doctor Who" novelisations of the episodes. This is about one of the first of those novelisations, based on the first ever "Doctor Who" serial, "An Unearthly Child", written by Terrance Dicks. There may be spoilers.
Average, 10 Qns, JasonOgg, Oct 06 12
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42.
  Sci-Fi quiz #1    
Multiple Choice
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This quiz covers SF books, authors, and general content.
Difficult, 10 Qns, mjalnir, Oct 22 20
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mjalnir
Oct 22 20
971 plays
43.
  Tough Sci-Fi/Fantasy Literature    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
These will be the hardest questions I can come up with. Good luck.
Difficult, 15 Qns, jedimasteraj, Dec 16 16
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Science Fiction for Experts Trivia Questions

1. Ben Bova's epic "Grand Tour of the Universe" series features our gas giant neighbour. The simply titled "Jupiter" is the fifth book; what is the Jovian title of volume thirteen?

From Quiz
Joy to the Jovian

Answer: Leviathans of Jupiter

"Jupiter" was first published in the year 2000, and "Leviathans of Jupiter" in 2011. As well as being a Hugo and Nebula Award nominated sci-fi author, Ben Bova also holds a science doctorate and is a well-respected academic and member of NASA's space tourism steering committee.

2. The "Left Behind" series begins with the experiences of Rayford Steel during the Biblical End of Days. What is Rayford's occupation, before the world as he knows it falls apart?

From Quiz Left Behind...

Answer: Airline pilot

"Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days" was first published in 1996, and was written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. The twelfth and final book, "Glorious Appearing: The End of Days" was published in 2011.

3. This story involves a prognostication machine, the end of the Universe and the vital necessity that the line "I'll be a pie-eyed emu" is not uttered. The title of the story is "The Push of a Finger", who was the author?

From Quiz Short Stories in SF

Answer: Alfred Bester

The story was written in 1942. The prognostication machine predicts the end of the Universe if an experiment based on the FitzJohn Equation is attempted. Following the timeline back from the end of the Universe, FitzJohn is observed telling how his father had the idea originally and told his mother "I = (b/a) * pi * i * e / mu", which is the FitzJohn Equation. FitzJohn tells where and when this event occurred, there should be no problem preventing the meeting... In "Babylon 5", Walter (Chekov) Koenig plays a psi-cop named Alfred Bester, a tribute to the author.

4. Which novel by Robert A. Heinlein was released in the UK with the title "The Day After Tomorrow"?

From Quiz Whatever Tomorrow Brings

Answer: Sixth Column

"Sixth Column" was first published as a magazine serial in the US in 1941, under the pen name Anson MacDonald. It was then published as a novel in 1949. Over the years this book has been the subject of controversy, due to its handling of racial issues between the characters.

5. Which extremely popular series of books comes to mind if I say "OOK"?

From Quiz What If

Answer: Discworld

"Ook" is the only 'word' that the Librarian at the Unseen University, in Ankh-Morpork can say, after he is turned into an orang-utan by a stray spell. Being an ape suits him very well and he resists strenuously all attempts to turn him back into a human. The Librarian (and a cast of assorted Wizards, Witches, and hangers on) are all found in the "Discworld" novels by Terry Pratchett. The first book, "The Colour of Magic" was first published in 1983. By 2010, more than 65 million copies of the various books in the series had been sold, in no less than 37 languages!

6. Which John Wyndham book features a group of connected alien children?

From Quiz I Know What You're Thinking

Answer: The Midwich Cuckoos

Published in 1957, "The Midwich Cuckoos" tells the story of a group of alien children born in one village in England. They have two distinct group minds, one for the boys and one for the girls. In addition to being telepathically linked to each other they can also use the group mind to control the actions of others. The 1960 film "Village of the Damned" was a quite faithful screen adaptation.

7. Which author wrote this? A 2000-year-old man tells tales of his long life, including how he met his own mother.

From Quiz Heinlein, Herbert and Aldiss

Answer: Heinlein

The book is Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough For Love", a tale of the life of Lazarus Long, the oldest man alive. Published in 1973 it was nominated for Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards.

8. In which Arthur C. Clarke book are Martians portrayed as kangaroos?

From Quiz The Martians Are Coming

Answer: The Sands of Mars

"The Sands of Mars" was published in 1951, well before the start of the space race. Mars has been colonised but remains largely unexplored. When a native species is discovered it is a kangaroo-like vegetarian creature with limited intelligence.

9. What is the name of H.G. Wells "Invisible Man"?

From Quiz A Stroke of Genius

Answer: Griffin

Published in 1897, "The Invisible Man" is an early example of science fiction. Griffin manages to make himself invisible by changing the refractive index of his body. Having done this he then finds that he cannot make himself visible again, and as a result becomes violently insane. Eventually he dies whilst attacking someone and his body gradually becomes visible again.

10. Which work by Diana Wynne-Jones starts with the line "Have you heard of the Flying Dutchman? No? Nor of the Wandering Jew? Well it doesn't matter."?

From Quiz More Science Fiction First Lines

Answer: The Homeward Bounders

First published in 1981, "The Homeward Bounders" tells the story of Jamie and his attempts to return home after being trapped in the mysterious "Game" by the even more mysterious "Them."

11. In which recent female authored novel is genetic modification at the center of the downfall of society?

From Quiz Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Novels (Part 2)

Answer: Oryx and Crake

Canadian Margaret Atwood's 2003 novel "Oryx and Crake" followed the story of one survivor, Snowman, who has no choice but to live among the byproducts of this experimentation. The author is well known for her female centered stories. "Oryx and Crake" is a rarity in that the protagonist is male.

12. Which sci-fi novel begins: "'I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's the one.'"?

From Quiz Opening Lines of Sci-Fi Classics

Answer: "Ender's Game," by Orson Scott Card

Card won the 1986 Hugo Award for "Ender's Game," and also won it the next year for its sequel, "Speaker for the Dead."

13. Which science fiction or fantasy series are the following place names from : Grayson, Sphinx, Talbott Cluster?

From Quiz Place Names in Sci Fi & Fantasy Literature

Answer: The Honor Harrington series by David Weber

Grayson is the patriarchal world where Honor Harrington becomes the first ever Lady Steadholder. Sphinx is where she was born. The Talbott Cluster makes its appearance late in the series, and becomes the setting for 'The Shadow of Saganami.'

14. Patricia Kennealy-Morrison created the distant star realm of Keltia. In "The Copper Crown," people from Earth encounter the ruler of this far-flung group of planets. Who is this Ard-righ or Ard-rian?

From Quiz Rulers of the Realm In Literature

Answer: Aeron Aiobhell

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison has written several novels of the Keltiad, including a trilogy based on the Arthurian myths. Incidently, Ard-righ and Ard-rian mean High King and High Queen, respectively.

15. What book is this from? "Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the Farmer's wife."

From Quiz Opening Lines

Answer: "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," L. Frank Baum

This classic was made into a musical, though I recommend that everyone also read the book, since the movie lacks certain scenes.

16. The main character in Ursula LeGuin's "Lathe of Heaven" creates what, when induced to dream of world unity?

From Quiz Sci-Fi quiz #1

Answer: An alien invasion

A book about a man who changes reality when he dreams.

17. What author has written fantasy stories with the characters Garion, Belgarath and Durnik?

From Quiz Do You Know Your Books?

Answer: David Eddings

David Eddings writes fantasy stories with his wife Leigh. The characters in the question are in his Belgariad and Mallorean series. He has also written other series such as his Elenium and Tamuli series with Sparhawk as the main character. On a more personal note, I believe him to be one of the best fantasy writers of all time.

18. 'Slippery' Jim DiGriz, is known as __?

From Quiz Sci-Fi in Literature

Answer: The Stainless Steel Rat

In the books of the same name, by Harry Harrison.

19. In the "Bio of a Space Tyrant" series, who is the man who becomes absolute ruler of Jupiter?

From Quiz Joy to the Jovian

Answer: Hope Hubris

The series was written by Piers Anthony, and the first volume, "Refugee", was published in 1983. The sixth and final volume, "Iron Maiden" (2002), tells the story of Hope's sister Spirit, who tries to fill his shoes after he is assassinated.

20. In "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow", who is 'our heroine', the beautiful young reporter who uncovers the heinous plans of evil genius George Totenkopf?

From Quiz Whatever Tomorrow Brings

Answer: Polly Perkins

The novelisation of "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow", which was published to coincide with the release of the film in 2004, was written by Kevin J. Anderson. In the film, directed by Kerry Conran, the role of Polly Perkins was played by Gwyneth Paltrow.

21. Which trilogy ends with the line "We dream of carving our dragon"?

From Quiz What If

Answer: Robin Hobb's "Farseer Trilogy"

The "Farseer Trilogy" comprises "Assassin's Apprentice", "Royal Assassin" and "Assassin's Quest", published in 1995, 96, and 97 respectively. Robin Hobb is a pen name used by Megan Lindholm. The line in question is said by FitzChivalry as he looks back on his childhood and adolescence being used as a pawn in the machinations of the various royal factions.

22. In Robert Heinlein's "Starship Troopers", mankind is engaged in a war against which group with a hive mind?

From Quiz I Know What You're Thinking

Answer: The Bugs

Published in 1959, "Starship Troopers" follows the military career of Juan Rico as he rises through the ranks of the Mobile Infantry. The book is set during a time of interstellar war between mankind and the "Bugs", an arachnid type species who think as one and who have no concept of individuality.

23. Written for younger readers, and first published in 1973, which post apocalyptic book tells the story of Ann Burden and Mr. Loomis?

From Quiz Let's Hear it for the Girls

Answer: Z for Zachariah

Left alone after a nuclear war, Ann thinks she may be the only person left alive, until one day, Mr. Loomis arrives wearing a radiation suit and suffering from radiation sickness. Author Robert C. O'Brien died shortly before "Z for Zachariah" was published. He also wrote "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH", first published in 1971.

24. In "The Book of Lost Things" David saves himself from the clutches of the evil King Jonathan by saying which phrase?

From Quiz Science Metafiction

Answer: His name is Brother

In a modern twist on traditional fairy tales, author John Connolly has the King trying to steal David's baby half brother's heart to prolong his own life. By saying "His name is Brother" and not "Georgie", David stops this from happening. A similar plot device was used in the 1986 film "Labyrinth" starring David Bowie as the Goblin King. "The Book of Lost Things" was first published in 2006.

25. Whose plot line is this? A genetically engineered woman tries to overcome prejudice and hide her true identity from other people whilst having various Galactic adventures.

From Quiz Heinlein, Herbert and Aldiss

Answer: Heinlein

The book is "Friday" by Robert Heinlein. Published in 1982 it was short-listed for both Nebula and Hugo awards. Like many of Heinlein's books, it explores the nature of human relationships and prejudices, whilst also being a good old-fashioned adventure story.

26. In a 1905 novel what method of transport takes Gulliver Jones to Mars?

From Quiz The Martians Are Coming

Answer: A flying carpet

In Edwin Lester-Arnold's 1905 novel Gulliver Jones travels to Mars on a flying carpet. Once there he encounters two species of Martian, the Hithers and the Thithers. Although the book was not very successful when first published, it has since come to be regarded as an important development in 20th century science fiction writing.

27. In "The Forge of God" first contact has what result?

From Quiz First Contact

Answer: The destruction of Earth

Written by Greg Bear and published in 1987, "The Forge of God" sees Earth destroyed by an alien species. A small number of people are evacuated to Mars from where they launch a search for the attackers, a quest that is followed in the sequel "Anvil of The Stars".

28. Who was the first woman to be presented with the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Award, which is awarded to a living author for a lifetime's achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy?

From Quiz She Blinded Me with Science Fiction

Answer: Andre Norton

Norton, who was born in 1912, was presented with the Grand Master Award in 1984. When she died in 2005 she had written over 130 novels and nearly 100 short stories. Norton's works included science fiction, time travel, and fantasy for both adults and youth. After her death the SFWA created the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America website)

29. In the book by Anne McCaffrey, who was "The Ship Who Sang"?

From Quiz Ticket to Ride

Answer: Helva

"The Ship Who Sang" was first published in 1969, and Anne MacCaffrey later used the "Shellperson" characters in several other novels too. A shellperson is a one whose body has failed them, almost always as a newborn, and they are housed inside a complete life support system inside a titanium shell. They can then be educated and trained, and eventually put to work, as a space ship, planetary manager, or even a space station. They are in massive debt by this point, to the galactic authorities who pay for their shell, medical treatment, and education, but with work, and luck, they can pay off these debts and "buy themselves free" of any obligation. Helva is one of the lucky ones who manages this.

30. In Frank Herbert's "The White Plague" what is the name of the scientist who developed the plague?

From Quiz A Stroke of Genius

Answer: John Roe O'Neill

Published in 1982, "The White Plague" tells of a disease engineered by John Roe O'Neill that kills only women. This is in revenge for his wife and children having been killed by an IRA bomb. He lets the plague loose in Ireland, England and Libya and demands that all citizens of those countries living elsewhere are forced to return home so that they will loose what he has lost. In the ensuing break down of law and order the plague escapes into the wider world leading to chaos. As it spreads Rome is destroyed by atomic bombs, North Africa becomes a desolated area. Women capable of child bearing are forced into multiple marriages, and are fiercely protected from all outside contact in an effort to keep them healthy.

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